Content Tagged with: Dark Matter

How a supermassive black hole originates

UC Riverside-led study points to a seed black hole produced by a dark matter halo collapse

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

A new dimension in the quest to understand dark matter

UC Riverside dark matter research program targets assumptions about particle physics

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

UC Riverside-led team’s technique relied on determining the mass of galaxy clusters

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair

A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according to a study led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside. Dark matter is nonluminous and cannot be...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Satellite galaxies of the Milky Way help test dark matter theory

UC Riverside physicists demonstrate “self-interacting dark matter” model can be tested using astronomical observations of Draco and Fornax

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

In search of dark matter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter — constraints that can help identify the elusive dark matter particle and detect it on Earth. Dark matter — nonluminous material...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology